Gene Watson to Become Next Member of the Grand Ole Opry
Gene Watson is set to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The singer was making a Friday-night appearance at the Opry, currently in its annual winter residency at former home the Ryman Auditorium, some 55 years after he made his debut on the same stage. After performing his early-Eighties hits “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget” and “Nothing Sure Looked Good on You,” Watson was interrupted by Opry member Vince Gill.
“I’ll make you a deal — if you will do ‘Farewell Party,’ we will invite you to be the next member of the Grand Ole Opry,” said Gill, referencing Watson’s signature hit from 1979, in a video that captured the moment.
A stunned Watson recalled how he and his band celebrated the 40th anniversary of the hit in 2019 and how it was still his most-requested song all these years later.
“[Then] you pull this on me, I’m not sure I have anything left,” said Watson, whose other hits include 1975’s “Love in the Hot Afternoon” and 1981’s “Fourteen Carat Mind.”
Watson follows a slew of new Opry members who have been invited to join since the beginning of 2018, including current hitmakers Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Combs, along with Nineties star Mark Wills.
After Deshaun Watson dragged the Houston Texans past the Buffalo Bills last week, they travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round. It’s a matchup between two of the most prolific and exciting young quarterbacks … read more
Breaking down the Patrick Mahomes-Deshaun Watson matchup Yahoo Sports Canada’s Arun Srinivasan and Wesley Cheng preview the Mahomes-Watson battle and why J.J. Watt needs to be at his absolute peak. The Houston Texans might have the best wide receiver but … read more
HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson spun out of a would-be sack and coolly completed a pass that set up the winning field goal in overtime as the Texans rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit for a 22-19 victory over the Buffalo … read more
NFL notebook: Texans quarterback Watson expects to play Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was limited in practice on Thursday with a back injury for the second straight day, but he expects to play Sunday against the visiting Tennessee Titans. Watson … read more
Emma Watson, Tom Felton and more ‘Harry Potter’ stars reunite for holiday photo Happy Christmas, Harry! “Harry Potter” movie franchise stars Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) made our holiday dreams … read more
NFL Playoff Projection: Could Deshaun Watson and Texans miss the playoffs? – Yahoo Sports More from Yahoo Sports: It’s World Series title or bust for Yankees after Cole signing Jackson, Ravens teammates speaking up about leg tackles NBA power rankings: … read more
Family of Josh Watson, Pensacola attack hero, calls for arming service members on military bases – Fox News The family of one of the three heroic sailors who lost their lives in last week’s Naval Air Station (NAS) shooting in … read more
Emma Watson Is ”So Happy” People Feel Empowered by her ”Self-Partnered” Label Emma Watsonis giving the vibes we’re bringing with us into the next decade. In a recent interview with Vogue, the actress revealed that she’s entering the next decade with a … read more
Emma Watson is Setting a New Fashion Trend at the Little Women World Premiere Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock If you thought you couldn’t wear thigh-high boots and a long dress, think again. The Harry Potter alum,Emma Watson, has been dominating the red carpet for as … read more
Actors Watson, Foy star in "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired 2020 Pirelli calendar VERONA, Italy (Reuters) – Italian photographer Paolo Roversi took inspiration from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for the 2020 Pirelli calendar, which features Hollywood names such as Emma Watson … read more
Rupert Grint: Emma Watson and Tom Felton Had a ‘Playground Romance’ Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Tom Felton. Shutterstock (3) Practical magic? Harry Potter costars Emma Watson and Tom Felton always appeared to have a romantic connection off-screen, at least … read more
Earl Watson joins Outside the Lines to discuss load management in the NBA, and the impact AAU and travel basketball have on the issue. #OutsideTheLines #NBA #Sports ✔ Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔ Subscribe … read more
Watson vs. Jackson 2.0 will be a keeper – Yahoo Sports Sequels to beloved classics have a lot to live up to, so storytellers have to up the ante every time out, and that’s a hell of a high mountain … read more
Notebook: Jackson vs. Watson; Cousins’ efficiency – NFL.com As we turn toward Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season, NFL.com’s network of reporters provides the hottest news and notes from across the league, including: — How the Broncos are helping … read more
The Deshaun Watson vs. Lamar Jackson rivalry is BACK – SB Nation The hype surrounding the Week 11 game between the Texans and Ravens is real, and it’s all because of Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson, two of the NFL’s … read more
Patrick Watson – Wave He’s been around for nigh on 20 years, and his latest release is the sixth album of his career. Yet it’s more than likely that most people recognise Patrick Watson (or at least his voice) from … read more
Weather Channel app uses Watson to tell you when flu season is coming – Engadget Sponsored Links Cameravit via Getty Images Are you the sort who grows wary around other people when flu season hits? You now have another tool … read more
Quiz of the week: How did Emma Watson describe her status? – BBC News It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world during the past seven days? If you … read more
Emma Watson admits she ‘struggled’ with fame, felt ‘guilty’ about success Emma Watson’s life completely changed when she landed the role of Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise. The actress, now 29, was just nine years old when she was picked … read more
‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson says she isn’t single, calls it ‘self-partnered’ Emma Watson is opening up about her life as she approaches her 30th birthday. The former “Harry Potter” star spoke candidly in an interview with British Vogue about the … read more
Emma Watson Isn’t Single, She’s ‘Self-Partnered’: ‘I’m Very Happy’ Emma Watson has no problems with single life. Gracing the cover of the December 2019 issue of British Vogue, the actress and activist opened up about some major lessons she learned … read more